Collection RC0789 - Charles W. Jefferys collection

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Charles W. Jefferys collection

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  • 1943-1944 (Creation)

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23 letters

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Charles William Jefferys was born in England in 1869. He moved with his family to Canada around 1880. Jefferys had a long career as a newspaper, magazine and book illustrator. He also taught for many years in the Department of Architecture at the University of Toronto. His most well known work is the three-volume Picture Gallery of Canadian History (1942-1950). He died in 1951.

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The collection consists of 23 letters that Jefferys wrote to Thomas Melville Bailey, 4 January 1943 to 7 October 1944. Bailey wrote a number of books on Hamilton history, including its Presbyterian churches and Dundurn Castle, as well as editing The Dictionary of Hamilton Biography.

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Collection (08-2002) was purchased from John Rush Books, Hamilton.


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The material is located in Box G037, file 32.

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